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23d July 2012

Result of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc was held at 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP on Monday 23 July 2012.

All 10 resolutions put to the members were passed on a show of hands. Resolutions 1 to 7 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 8 to 10 were passed as special resolutions.

Copies of all resolutions passed at the meeting other than as ordinary business are being submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.Morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

Percentages of proxy votes lodged in advance of the meeting:

  Resolution In favour Discretion Against
1 Receive the report and account 99.4% <0.1% 0.6%
2 Approve the Directors Remuneration Report 99.2% <0.1% 0.7%
3 Approve the final dividend 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
4 Re-elect Sarah Jane Thomson 99.7% <0.1% 0.3%
5 Re-elect Richard Charkin 99.8% <0.1% 0.2%
6 Reappoint Baker Tilly 99.4% <0.1% 0.6%
7 Authority to allot ordinary shares 99.9% <0.1% 0.1%
8 Disapplication of pre-emption rights 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
9 Authority to purchase ordinary shares 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
10 Approval to call general meetings at reduced notice 99.4% <0.1% 0.6%

The numbers of proxy votes lodged for each resolution in advance of the meeting:

Resolution In favour Discretion Against Withheld*
1 46,728,600 19,303 265,072 3,346
2 46,480,117 16,926 346,205 173,043
3 46,999,652 16,663 6 0
4 46,857,549 19,574 138,956 242
5 46,913,974 19,574 80,931 1,842
6 46,722,264 19,604 272,048 2,435
7 46,965,695 17,744 25,432 7,450
8 46,979,145 16,702 10,829 9,645
9 46,976,195 16,702 23,184 240
10 46,714,390 16,391 281,500 4,040

* A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes in favour, discretionary or against a resolution.

Michael Daykin
Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

 

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